By Martin Lenkowsky
What does the Parkland City Library have in common with the White House, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center?
They will have hosted the world-renowned Yale Whiffenpoofs a Cappella Group, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group.
Founded in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs have brought a diverse repertoire of vocal jazz, folk, pop, and Broadway hits to worldwide audiences.
This will be a first for the Parkland Library. The Highland Beach Library usually hosts it, said Michele Andrews, library manager. “They couldn’t do it this year and asked if we’d be interested. I knew it was something our residents would enjoy. We never had an a cappella group. It was really exciting.”
The Whiffenpoofs have performed for Presidents Obama, Bush (both father and son), Clinton, and Reagan. The most famous Whiffenpoofs member is American composer and songwriter Cole Porter.
The concert will take place on Wednesday, February 7, at 6:00 pm. Admission is free for people with a Parkland Library card in the Children’s Wing Meeting Room at the library located at 6620 N. University Drive.
The Parkland Friends of the Library is sponsoring this event. Register here.
- Martin Lenkowsky moved to Coral Springs from NYC in 1982. He has a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College. He has been both writer and editor for a number of South Florida publications since 1983. He considers features writing his specialty.
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